Cruces Atmospheric Sciences Forum – In science, the debate is never over!
Tag: climate alarmism
[def. thefreedicitionary.com]theattitudesandbehavior of onewhoexaggeratesdangers or alwaysexpectsdisaster. This definition fits climate alarmism exactly. With climate alarmism, the dangers are grossly exaggerated and disaster is expected (i.e.; we are destroying the earth.) The dangers are based on the output from a large set of computer models, all of which grossly exaggerate the expected global average temperature. As if exaggerating the global temperature was not sufficient, the alarmists go on to grossly exaggerate the effects resulting from such a temperature. Climate alarmism then goes on to claim that anything that might be slightly unusual must be caused by global warming. Climate alarmism sometimes blames global warming for unusual cold and claim that global warming is responsible for both excessive precipitation and for drought. If global warming is responsible for everything, then it likely is not responsible for anything — except hysteria, maybe.
We are told climate change is a crisis, and that there is an “overwhelming scientific consensus.”
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“It’s a manufactured consensus,” says climate scientist Judith Curry in my new video. She says scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to
pursue “fame and fortune.”
She knows about that because she once spread alarm about climate change.
Media loved her when she published a study that seemed to show a dramatic increase in hurricane intensity.
“We found that the percent of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes had doubled,” says Curry. “This was picked up by the media,” and then climate alarmists realized, “Oh, here is the way to do it. Tie extreme weather events to global warming!”Continue reading “The Fake Climate Consensus”
Burnett: You coauthored a book titled Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything. What is the thesis of the book?
Michaels: Global warming is often presented as one of two alternative visions: left unattended, it will bring about an unmitigated disaster with tremendous consequences to humanity and the planet; or there is really “no such thing”—meaning little to no warming and little to no influence of human greenhouse-gas emissions on climate.
[This interview was originally published by the Heartland Institute on December 5th, 2019. It is being printed here with the permission of Dr. H. Sterling Burnett from the Heartland Institute.]